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Perry Ellis's stock sinks buyout discussions with Randa Accessories terminated

Tomi Kilgore

Shares of Perry Ellis International Inc. (pery) sank 5.2% in morning trade Tuesday, after the apparel and accessories company said it terminated discussions with Randa Accessories Leather Goods LLC regarding Randa's $28.90-per-share buyout proposal, and said it remains committed to the $27.50-per-share bid led by founder George Feldenkreis. Perry Ellis said after discussions with its "key inbound licensor," it became clear that the precondition to Randa's proposal is not likely to be satisfied, and Randa is not prepared to waive the precondition. "As such, the special committee determined to terminate discussions with Randa regarding its proposal," Perry Ellis said in a statement.